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Adapting to life in the big city

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Science  13 Apr 2018:
Vol. 360, Issue 6385, pp. 160
DOI: 10.1126/science.aas9773

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Through a series of 20 short but connected chapters that mix natural history vignettes, interviews with visionary scientists, and visits to childhood haunts, science journalist and biology professor Menno Schilthuizen introduces readers to the striking facts of ongoing urban evolution in Darwin Comes to Town. While the prose may be playful, the underlying message may cause discomfort.